Former President John Dramani Mahama has lamented the number of abandoned projects in the Volta Region.
He says various projects started by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government have been
“Projects started by the NDC have been abandoned and others that are to be completed in the region are being done at a slow pace. For some of the projects, this government asked contractors to stop work”, Mr. Mahama emphasized.
He mentioned projects such as the Sokode-Ho road, Jasikan-Hohoe, the interchange at the roundabout at UHAS, and the Volvo bridge over the southern Volta river among others as projects either abandoned or progressing slowly.
Speaking at the grand durbar to mark the climax of the Asogli Yam Festival in Ho, the former President indicated that the next NDC government would have a firm focus on the development needs of the region, and complete all abandoned projects.
“But I commit the NDC that, God willing and thanks to your votes in 2025, all these projects will resume”, the former President assured.
John Dramani Mahama also stated that the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration has failed in the fight against corruption.
His comment comes on the back of infractions cited in the 2021 Auditor General’s Report.
The former President said the country is confronted with major challenges and needs to eschew greed to foster development.
He noted that “self-centredness has been eroded despite the strong foundations laid by our forefathers.”
“The NPP government has completely lost control of the fight against corruption. President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address promised to protect the purse. Today, that public purse cannot be found. Revelations in the Auditor General report for 2021 are only a microcosm of the seeming institutionalization of corruption under this administration.”
Mr. Mahama thus called for a concerted effort in dealing with the canker.
“I am using this festival to draw attention to this important national issue that requires the support of all citizens. Economic difficulties in the country are unbearable. The cost of living has increased significantly because of rising inflation. Prices are changing in the market every day, and this makes it difficult for the ordinary Ghanaian to survive.”